Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Kansas Speedway a home track for Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards is 8/1 to win at Kansas Speedway.
Carl Edwards / No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Preview 400 at Kansas Speedway

No. 19 STANLEY Toyota News and Notes:

KANSAS: Edwards and the No. 19 STANLEY team head to Edwards’ home track where he is excited about racing in front of the home crowd, his family and friends. Kansas Speedway is the track where Edwards performed one of his most memorable racing moves in 2008. As the final laps counted down, a two man shoot-out would shape up between Edwards and Jimmie Johnson. Edwards made one final attempt to pass Johnson to get the win on his home track, but he would slap the wall in turn four, slowing him enough to allow Johnson to take the checkered flag.

EDWARDS BY THE NUMBERS: In 17 Sprint Cup Series starts at Kansas, Edwards has completed 4,459 of 4,489 laps (99.3 percent) and has led for a total of 115 laps. Edwards has earned six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes there. His average start is 14.0 and his average finish is 10.6. He has a Camping World Truck Series win there in 2004.

RACE INFO: 400 at Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 6:30 p.m.CT on Saturday, May 7th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.
Edwards’ 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:
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Edwards’ Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
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From the Cockpit:
Carl Edwards
: “Alright, we’re headed to Kansas. We’ve got STANLEY on the car. We’ve got a couple neat weeks with STANLEY coming up with the Children’s Miracle Network and everything STANLEY does for them. They’re donating a bunch of money to the cause and the opportunity for someone to win a million dollars at Dover. This will be a good couple of weeks. There’s no track on the schedule at which I’d like to win more than Kansas! Kansas is really special to me. It’s a track I’ve always dreamed of racing on. I’ve got one victory there in the truck series. It was probably one of the neatest moments of my career. I really feel that after our strong run at Texas we’ve got a good shot here at this mile and a half. It’s a fast track. It’s a night race. The cars will have tons of grip. We’ve got a lot of folks coming that’ll be in the grandstands and the garage that were a big part of my career. Hopefully we can go there and represent very well and have a really good time. It’s a fast place and it’ll require us to qualify well, race well, and it’ll only get faster through the night. I’m really looking forward to it!”

From the Pit Box:
Dave Rogers
: Our 19 team is looking forward to racing at Kansas. We know Carl is proud of his mid-west roots and is looking forward to performing in front of his hometown fans. Kansas is the perfect place to regain momentum after the speedbump we call Talladega.

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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